Events

Kona 2019: 2,500 Athletes from 74 Countries Competed

Here's a look at some basic stats about the field, as well as some images from photographer Rocky Arroyo.

On Saturday, Oct. 12 approximately 2,500 athletes from 74 countries, regions, and territories converged on Kailua-Kona to compete in the 41st anniversary of the Ironman World Championship. Here’s a look at some basic stats about the field, as well as some images from photographer Rocky Arroyo. Be sure to check out all of our Kona coverage here.

  • 73 percent of registered participants (1,783 athletes) were male
  • 27 percent of registered participants (669 athletes) were female
  • 44 was the average age of all registrants
  • Hiromu Inada (JPN) was the oldest male participant at 86, while Valentin Carboniero (DEN) was the youngest at 20
  • Dexter Yeats (USA) was the oldest female participant at 74, while Pauline Anouk Chloé Dauvergne (FRA) was the youngest at 18
  • 6 athletes celebrated their birthdays on event weekend
  • 46 U.S. states were accounted for, with the greatest number hailing from California (92), Texas (61), Hawaii (57), Colorado (52), and Florida (50).
  • Approximately 95,000 registered athletes compete in Ironman races each year
  • More than 5,000 volunteers made the race possible